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The Lincoln Parish school district scored the fifth highest ACT composite score in the state with 180 students scoring 21 points or higher on the test according to a report recently released by the state Department of Education. Choudrant, Ruston and Simsboro High Schools combined to make a composite score of 20.9, the parish’s highest ranking since all Louisiana students were granted access to take the test since 2012-13. The ACT college readiness assessment is a standardized test for high school achievement and college admissions produced by ACT, a nonprofit of the same name. Schools...

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06/23/2017
Lincoln Parish can expect continued rainfall today, followed by a temporary decrease this afternoon and then more rain overnight and into much of Saturday. That’s the forecast the National Weather...
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06/22/2017
Leader News Service Ruston restaurant patrons may have started noticing local establishments have been a little peachier this week. That’s because more than 12 local restaurants are currently...
06/22/2017
The chattering of the crowd came to a halt as Ruston Mayor Ronnie Walker and NCLAC Board President Peter Jones stepped forward to award more than 30 artists during the opening reception of the...
06/22/2017
A Ruston woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her vehicle striking a parked dump truck. Christie Wheeler, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene on Interstate 20 west of West Monroe,...
06/22/2017
All Louisiana Peach Festival activities scheduled for Friday afternoon have been cancelled in anticipation of heavy rains from Tropical Depression Cindy, and the evening concerts moved to the Scotty...
06/22/2017
Tropical Depression Cindy has changed course and now appears to have Lincoln Parish in her sights. “It looks like it’s kind of traveling right toward us now,” Kipp Franklin, Lincoln Parish director...
06/22/2017
Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to dive and cool off at the Lincoln Parish Park water beginning June 30, said Park Director James Ramsaur. “We tested the water to make sure it is...
06/21/2017
Dustin Lott traveled across north Ruston this week to discover the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival Peach Hunt prize Tuesday at the Rock Island Greenway and receive a $500 cash prize. “It’s truly a...
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06/21/2017
The Ruston Community Theatre presents their second production of the year — “The Lion King Jr.” Above left is Rafiki, played by Anna Katherine Thompson. Right, Nala, played by Alma Moegle, and Simba...
06/21/2017
Louisiana Peach Festival events planned for outdoors Friday afternoon have been canceled and the evening concerts relocated in anticipation of excessive rainfall from Tropical Storm Cindy. But...